Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects
Akzo Nobel BEMS system, Astral Control Services
Akzo Nobel required an innovative approach to integration of its building services for a new manufacturing plant. Astral worked to help minimise costs and optimise energy efficiencies and provide seamless interrogation of these systems. Astral’s solution for this project provided the client with a flexible choice of system to enable efficient procurement of M&E equipment. With seamless connectivity to the BEMS, the client is also able to monitor and control all its building services from a single point.
Bardowie Care Home, BAS
The new Bardowie Care home provides residential and day care facilities. It also includes therapy rooms and a hairdresser’s salon. One of the objectives was to ensure that the 120 residents could control heating in their rooms, while also enabling the building to remain energy efficient. BAS provided demand-driven controls with an element of occupant control so that the system is both energy-efficient and user-focused. BAS also installed a 24/7 alarm monitoring system which sends notifications by email, SMS and voice.
Football Stadiums, Campbell Control Services
CCS is helping ground staff at football stadia including Donetsk and Kharkiv in Ukraine and Gremio Porto Alegre in Brazil maintain a better quality of playing surface. An innovative system provides draining, sub-surface aeration and heating helps grounds staff maintain the health and quality of the playing surface. CCS manufactures the bespoke control panels in the UK, where they are tested via live client video link before dispatch for installation. The system is IP-enabled to allow for remote monitoring.
Scottish Association of Marine Science, Campbell Control Services and Priva UK
Campbell Control Services has made significant developments in the way that SAMS uses building control techniques. In order to carry out its research, SAMS has to pump large amounts of sea water. A Priva system was installed to ensure the integrity of seawater supply to the facility through intelligent and automated control of the pumping system. The project has been so successful that the system will soon be enhanced to offer capacity at low tide, allowing SAMS greater research scope.
Stanley House, Clarkson Controls Elesta
Stanley house is a residential home which has recently been extended. The aim was to provide a modern temperature control system with ease of use for the customer alongside offsite monitoring and alarm handling. The Elesta controller has embedded web browser capabilities, which also supports multiple open protocols. This web-based approach provides usable information and reporting via email to hand-held devices or desktop.
Bellairs Apartments, ControlFreax
The Bellairs Apartments in Guildford are a collection of eleven unique apartments in a converted parish hall. Each is supplied with underfloor space heating. Control Freax used a wireless system to make installation easier and more cost-effective. Metered data from each is collected from each apartment, which also has its own LCD display so that occupants can track their own energy use. The information is also emailed automatically to the landlord. The system is designed to provide information to occupants and the building owner in a usable way, while enabling them to operate their homes in an energy efficient way.
Manchester Town Hall & Library Extension, Impact Control Systems
Manchester Town Hall is a grade 2 listed building and Impact has been involved with the design, installation and commissioning of the HVAC control system from RIBA stage D. The BMS fully controls the CCHP system which provides heating, cooling and electricity for the two buildings from a centralised heating plant. Impact worked to use the BIM model developed during the construction project as the backdrop for the BEMS front-end graphics.
BSkyB Energy Metering, Capacity Management and Critical Alarm Monitoring, OneSight Solutions
OneSight Solutions provided an intelligent infrastructure across a large number of sites within the UK to collect information on energy consumption of various loads within main campus and stand-alone satellite sites. The information is provided to engineers via web-based technology. Using this information energy saving measures can be put into action. The system uses the Niagara Framework as the main IT infrastructure which links a host of equipment and protocols in different buildings, making it a highly flexible solution for a client with such a wide portfolio of buildings.